In late October Google introduces Inbox, a new way of dealing with; well… your Inbox.
For the purists, it’s quite a change from the traditional “keep your email separate” and dealing with all of your electronic life management in one place. Reminders, Calendar appointments, email (including those that would be filtered to the Social, Promotions, Updates or Forums tabs in Gmail) all appear in a timeline on your screen. Added ability to clear messages from your screen for a set period of time, delete permanently as individual messages or in “bundles” such as promotions, travel, social and finance; it takes a complete rethink on how you manage your electronic life but can be very productive.
Three months on from its release, Google have dropped some interesting stats on how users are engaging with the Inbox service. Paranoid conspiracy theorists should probably look away now, this graphic shows that Google are not only skimming your mail for keywords to target advertising to you but also monitoring your actions with your mail.
As part of this information drop, Google have also said they’re opening up for more invites for 24 hours. To secure yours you can email [email protected] to request an invite or you could simply hit up one of the Ausdroid Team Members or regular readers (who likely already use Inbox) on our G+ Community for one – just remember that Inbox is only for Gmail accounts and GApps accounts aren’t yet included.
Are you an Inbox user? If you are, share your experience with us so far.